WEDGE IS SPEAKING TO ANOTHER ALIEN AND PUTTING A HEADSET ON HIM
Come here little Gurker….Wedge is going to make you a genius. I know everyone says Gurkers are the dumbest aliens in the universe – but not you after I put this smart gear on you!
Oh hey there Dolfans. What? Oh this little Gurker…It’s not really a “make you smart” head gear. It’s more like a brain scrambler.
5 minutes from now, this Gurker won’t know what Galaxy he is in. This headgear scrambles everything.
I imagine that is the kind of confusion a versatile tight end can cause a defense to experience. Like Indiana’s Ian Thomas
THE POSITIVES: Ian Thomas has the frame and physical stature to play tight end at the NFL level. At 6’5, 250 pounds, this tight end is going to pose problems in the NFL in the red zone.
Thomas also has pretty good speed. His 4.74 40 yard dash was 5th among tight ends at the combine. Add that to his 3rd highest vertical jump and 2nd longest long jump and you get the picture. Thomas is a pretty good athlete.
Thomas can separate from defenders and fine soft spots in the defense quickly. Thomas also demonstrates extraordinary body control, good hands and has great strength. But there is something else about Thomas worth mentioning – he’s a little bit scrappy.
Thomas doesn’t shy away from contact and sometimes appears to look for it. He uses a stiff arm often and effectively against defenders.
THE NEGATIVES: Thomas is really raw. He’s a bit of a project. That might prove difficult for the Dolphins since as it stands right now they need a tight end to step in immediately.
His stats are not going to wow you. He basically played one year at Indiana, his senior year. Thomas actually transferred from community college in Maryland to Indiana after his sophomore year.
Before his senior year – Thomas had 3 catches. In his senior year Thomas caught 25 passes including 5 touchdowns. He was probably a littler underused.
THE ALIEN DUST: The difference between Thomas and some of the other day 1 and 2 tight ends is that Thomas really has a chance to develop into a pretty good blocker in addition to receiver. Thomas might be the most compete tight end prospect.
On a very superficial level, he reminds me of former Dolphin Dion Sims. But he is nowhere near the blocking Tight End Sims was coming out of Michigan State. That said, good coaching might help Thomas a really gifted football player.
Expect Thomas to be off the board before the 4th round is through. The raw talent is too much for NFL to pass on.
Ian Thomas reminds me of my favorite mind scrambler – scrambling the minds of defenses each week.
You can see his highlights here:
How you doing Rock? Am already counting you to be at the next Fest….you were missed big time.
Been good. I will be at the fest next year as long as something doesn’t come up.
Cool enough Rock. Would be great to see Fest MVP you, but since you drive from not that far away….no need to lock down early either.
April 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm
And look like giant dongs……….
you think they look giant? hmmmmmm
I guess I get why…..
April 4, 2018 at 3:36 pm
Since 2006 there have been 15 QBs drafted in the top 5. Only 3 have made it to a super bowl. (Wentz, Newton, Ryan)
2:49 PM – Apr 4, 2018
95 people are talking about this
I said this last week with a lot more words and posted stats and was shot down…….
Lou got shot down too. You shoot down Lou by just not replying to it lol.
With the number of rb’s in this draft and the number of picks the Browns have they’d be better off taking their qb at #1 and Nelson at #4. They get their qb and an elite offensive lineman who they can have for the next 10+ yrs and one that will help open up holes for the rb they take in the 2nd rd. And, if they’re really worried about rb they can trade back into the 1st and get Guice.
However, if they’re smart, they’ll realize that a rb is only as good as the o-line they run behind.
They also have two RBs in Hyde and Johnson.
If you think something as long as a guys arm and about the same girth is not giant then you are in the wrong business sir….
Or maybe you just have experience with bigger…
Lou that may be a good strategy as well, but the RB’s arent as deep in my opinion as OG’s. This OG draft is pretty stacked out, still Nelson is definitely a big deal different than most the others, but i kind of feel the same about Barkley vs what they could get in the second round.
I think like Mike said it goes down to their opinion of the QB’s and whether one stands out over the rest. In that case you go QB 1 and 4 is Nelson or Barkley. I wouldn’t put it past the Giants to take Nelson either, they have OL issues as well. They will undoubtedly have options at 4 if they take QB first, but again, if i want to control that option, i take that person 1st, and then i swing back around for the QB, again if, like in my opinion, the QB’s are relatively reflective of one another in ability.
well, the thing about the rb’s is that only 2 may go in the first and CLE has the 1st & 3rd in the 2nd rd so they’ll have a pretty good chance at one of the better rb’s remaining.
Not surprised that we’re releasing Doughty.
I expected them too, though he did represent the only PS capable QB we had on the roster. So even if we draft a guy, we probably either double up with a very late round guy (like a 7th rounder) or we get a priority UDFA. We did meet with a couple of guys who are like that.
The last thing I’m concerned about is the scout team QB. LOL
Phins signed a sandwich
Doughty cut? That guarantees we’re moving up for Mayfield. I can’t believe they made it so obvious. 🙂
I just saw a mock in which that happened … all 4 gone like that and we got none of them. And it seemed very plausible.
Couldn’t complain too much as the guy had us getting Tremaine in the first and DT Hurst in the second, so in that scenario, I’d grab Ian Thomas in the third. Then try to get the best remaining RB in the 4th.
well, at least there isn’t an apostrophe in there somewhere….
I’m not getting how Vea is even in the discussion at #11. He’s not even top 15.
I won’t be a fan of taking any DT at #11. I don’t think Payne, Vea or Hurst are worth it.
I agree and…………wait for it…………………….. Tim Settle is going to be better than Vea and Payne in year 2.
I think we’re going to see some surprises in the 1st rd, or at least it not going down like many are trying to project.
This mock does not make me happy at all!
1: R1P11 QB SAM DARNOLD USC
2: R2P10 G BILLY PRICE OHIO STATE
3: R3P9 TE HAYDEN HURST SOUTH CAROLINA
4: R4P23 LB DARIUS LEONARD SOUTH CAROLINA STATE
5: R4P31 RB KALEN BALLAGE ARIZONA STATE
6: R6P35 FB DIMITRI FLOWERS OKLAHOMA
7: R7P9 K EDDY PINIERO FLORIDA
8: R7P11 LB JASON CABINDA PENN STATE
well, I like my 6th round and 7th round picks….
That would be great but Hurst will be long gone by then, so I would take him in the first and then get a DT in the 3rd or a better RB and a FS in the 4b spot.
We signed an OT or a DT? I could see signing a DT but I don’t think we need another no-name OT who has no chance of the 53.
Its just getting together some camp bodies.
I wouldn’t worry about whether we need one or not. He might have been a prospect we liked as a UDFA last year but didn’t land him. He could also be viewed as a guard.
April 4, 2018 at 4:36 pm
We have signed tackle Roubbens Joseph and waived quarterback Brandon Doughty.
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) April 4, 2018
Phins signed a sandwich
Roubbens “Big Sammich” Joseph
I never heard of him but he is 6’4 and 314. Sounds more like a DT or an OG.
on The Ravens last year. Did they cut him to sign RG3 or was that just coincidental?
played at Buffalo U
Its outy for doughty,
I think i may just hav a lot higher opinion of Barkley than some others here. He seems to be almost unreal to me. He is BIG and moves very fast and fluid. I was actually more shocked by his size when measured at the combine than i was his 40 time, etc. I knew he would be at the top of the stack there, but i guess i never realized he was 230ish. I guess i always assumed he was smaller because of how fast he looks on the films. Derrick Henry was deceptively fast for his size, but because of his size he looked like he was barley moving. It was like an optical illusion until you saw the DB’s with a pursuit angle getting left behind by him. With Barkley you can see that speed and fluid acceleration, he cut and accelerates through it so fast. Id have him number 1 on my board with Nelson a close number 2.
Mike E. says:
April 4, 2018 at 4:40 pm
Doughty cut? That guarantees we’re moving up for Mayfield. I can’t believe they made it so obvious.
we still have 3 QBs, why would you add a 4th? especially when Gase has history with Fales
no matter how you slice it, it’s time to bring in some competition for Tannehill and whether they feel that guy is Rudolph or someone other than one of the top 4 qb’s they need to do it because (1) if Tannehill goes down again and maybe this time for good you want to have something in the pipeline and (2) if it turns out that Gase is wrong about Tannehill it’s better to have someone developing for a year rather than bringing in a rookie next year and be under the gun to choose one.
We could end up reaching for a guy next year. Of course, it’s also if they have enough conviction that one of the qb’s other than the top 4 could be that guy.
As someone said, neither Fales nor Osweiler qualify for practice squad, so we might be bringing Doughty back or getting a different late-round or UDFA QB to run the scout team.
Or we keep 3 QBs on the 53 because we are worried that if Tannehill goes down, we need a new starter and a new back-up. Then the 3rd stringer gets scout duty. I think Gase never had any trust in Doughty.
I think we’re drafting a QB we feel can develop as a legit NFL QB in more than just the scout QB capacity.
That fits perfectly into my scenario above. If we are drafting a QB this year, then we just cut one of the 3 we have left and the 3rd stringer still is the scout team guy.
If we draft a QB, the new QB becomes the back-up until he can take over for Tannehill, and the 3rd QB, which we would still need, becomes the Scout team guy just as I said above. So we’d cut Fales (or Osweiler).
We’d need 3 because Ryan’s knee will always be a concern from now on.
as in Lou’s two points above.
Any player who’s had a knee injury I guess will always be a concern and there are many of them in the NFL. Ryan is no different but also not any more of a concern. Brady, Flacco, Palmer, Wentz and Watson have had them too.
Rob – I was joking about Doughty
Spotty for Doughty?
Josh Reddick crushes a grand slam to right field, his second home run of the game, to extend the Astros’ lead to 10-5 #PapaSlam
April 4, 2018 at 6:13 pm
Its outy for doughty,
Lou why do you keep saying they need to draft a QB…outside the top 4….if they feel its the right guy….outside the top 4….what if their guy is inside the top 4? Is it more important to get the right person or draft them in the round you think they should be drafted? Once is completely about the team and coaches getting their players and the other smells a lot of personal feelings on the matter.
What I meant was if they decide to not trade up to get a qb they covet for whatever reason they still need to draft a qb earlier than the 7th rd to provide some kind of competition for Tannehill and for development into a possible starter.
Ok then i absolutely agree with you on that
I dont care what round, trade up or what, as long as they get a guy and get a guy who can actually challenge Tanny. If they guy develops and Tanny actually does turn the corner we make a choice and trade the other, if not then we have a replacement for him. Its a win win scenario.
why trade the other? why not keep them both? then it’s really a win win
I dont mean right off, but there will come a time where we will have to re-sign one or the other and you wouldnt keep two Qb’s paid to be starters.
Not a fan of the Mets, but i can get behind almost any team beating the Phillies.
Man now i kind of want a Reuben…. or a Cuban ….hmmmm maybe a muffuletta….definitely a big sammich.
Leighton Vander Esch reminds me of a poor mans Luke Kuechly.I dont know that he will be there in the second though by the time we pick. I could see him going mid to late first.
Omar still lives in our world, but when is the last time any of your guys read an article by James Walker? Thinking he has or was moved on.
Yes… James Walker announced that he is no longer covering the Dolphins for ESPN.
James WalkerVerified account
Former 10-year ESPN vet. Now Director of Sports and Entertainment @AdeptusCPAs, providing accounting services for pro athletes and coaches.
I just googled him, he’s no longer a journalist. He’s working for a CPA firm.
I’ve never heard about any brain tumor with Quinn. As soon as he becomes a Fin he has a freaking brain tumor.
It’s not recent news. He got it at 17 years old, had surgery and it’s been dormant since.
It’s recent to me.
Suh has nothing wrong btw
Same here… I’ve NEVER heard about Quinn’s brain tumor until Schad just posted about it. That is a SERIOUS matter to have.
I knew about it when he was with the Rams. Of course it’s serious but he played his entire college and pro career with it. Forget the football aspect, I hope the best for Quinn’s life as I do for your friend.
Thank you, Brother. But he’s not just my friend, he’s my BLOOD, my cousin.
My bad. Same sentiment.
ALL good, man! 🙂
Kilgore probably has an ass full of hemorrhoids too
That’s all we need for the 2018 season
“Dolphins and Assgate”
Son and Tim,
I have a cousin who got a brain tumor at around age 10. It was operated on and it looked as though everything was alright and ‘dormant’. Well, it returned at around age 25. He was operated on once again, and it appears he’s alright, once again. Only problem now is that he has constant headaches and experiences many spells of double-vision. He sometimes just crawls into a ball and cries his eyes out.
All I’m trying to say is that even though things seem alright at the moment with Quinn, it can return. I feel terribly for my cousin. 😦
Oh man that sucks
Yes, it does. 😦
To the best of my recollection the QBs who have been to the Super Bowl in the last approximately 17 years (Gannon) have gone there within the first 5 years of their career.
Peyton, Brees, Rodgers, Ryan, Brad Johnson and if you want to count Nick Foles they did not. I know what you’re trying to get at and wonder why you chose 17 years?
Early morning, April four
shot rings high in the Memphis sky
Free at last, they took your life
They could not take your pride
so short a life, just not fair
It’s a real shame humanity didn’t have him around for his full life.
Earlier tonight I heard an audio of Jimmy Page on “Get the Led Out” with Carol Miller say that when before MLK was assassinated there were so many people with various opinions about his movement but he started to notice more and more black folks going to their shows (Yardbirds), and when he was assassinated that all stopped. Really said.
Darkness can not drive out darkness
Only light can
Hate can not drive out hate
Only love can
Some of the wisest words EVER spoken.
son of a son of a shula says:
April 4, 2018 at 9:08 pm
It’s a real shame humanity didn’t have him around for his full life.
It’s also a real shame that most of the GOOD die before their time… and the list is ASTOUNDING throughout history.
Happy belated Easter to you, my man, Son.
I didn’t see ya here on Easter, hence the belated Happy Easter, man.
Very true unfortunately
Happy Easter to you too thanks
VERY good! And that SO applies to what I spoke of, about the GOOD dying before their time. PROPS!!! 🙂
I loved this song the first time I heard it when I was 3 or whatever, really young. It reminds of a very different time that I cherish and have many fond memories.
Please ignore the fuckin ignorant comments in that article. Man, I wish for future generations that this vitriol goes away.
This song was made by my dude 2Pac, back in 1996 before his untimely murder. It’s called, “The Good Die Young”. This video has the lyrics onscreen, for those who can’t understand rap, LOL.
That was cool
It’s not prophetic, it’s been happening for a long time and Billy Joel had a song called “Only the Good Die Young” long before this – 1977. I just posted the Dion song from 1968.
M13, here is the thing for me why I respect this music but don’t dig it. Too much narration, preaching and scolding. For me, this type of music lacks dynamics and melody. It becomes a trance of rhythm and ranting. How many songs can you listen to about how everything is all fucked up?
I get the message, but now we have thousands of the same tunes saying the same shit with the same beats and it keeps on happening. Bring back Motown as Snoop would say MFers!!! LOL
And Tupac was a thug, not one of the “good.” He has been glamorized, but he lived a life of violence and crime. His parents and other people in his family were members of the Black Panther Party and his lyrics supported that.
If we get anything close to this guy along with Wake and Harris, it’s going to be fun.
He destroyed us last time we played the Rams.
Pigs, you send that email?
Quinn, Hayes, McDonald, Amendola
Drake, Wilson and Grant are being overlooked. That’s where the big plays are coming from outside of the potential TE, Stills, Amendola, Parker etc.
Block, play well at QB, spread the ball around on both the ground and through the air.
Those were all former Rams.
Tim, it is a good policy in general to ignore the comments section on the Palm Beach Post it is populated by a large percentage of trolls.
Who used to be us